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Story to Watch: Maryland State Delegate Claims Pro-Gay Bias

Baltimore attorney J. Wyndal Gordon, who is representing Maryland State Del. Tiffany Alston, claims that the indictment of his client for alleged campaign finance violations under state criminal law is somehow related to her opposition towards a recent marriage equality bill.

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November 29, 2011

Local Calif. TV News Highlights LGBT Youth Group

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First Out Vt. State Supreme Court Justice Sworn In

Beth Robinson was sworn in on Monday as the first out member of the Vermont state Supreme Court. Robinson was one of the lawyers who represented three couples in a case that prompted the state legislature to pass a civil unions law. Robinson later joined Vermont Freedom to Marry.
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November 29, 2011

Equality Maine and GLAD to Run TV Ads Supporting Marriage Equality

In June, Equality Maine and the Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) produced videos for their joint website, called Why Marriage Matters Maine, in support of marriage equality. Now, these organizations have a new and exciting opportunity to reach a wider audience than ever before through airing one of the videos as an ad on television.
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Historic Day in Mass: Gov. Patrick Signs Transgender Equal Rights Bill

After passing in both houses of the Massachusetts Legislature last week, today Gov. Deval Patrick (D) signed the historic Transgender Equal Rights Bill. The law will take effect on July 1, 2012, at which time the state's approximately 33,000 transgender residents will have vital protections against discrimination in employment, housing, education, credit and hate crimes law.

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